MGMT at Showbox Sodo 05.15.13

May 16, 2013

Tickets for MGMT at Showbox Sodo sold out the day they went on sale.  What I had heard going in to the show was flat out wrong.  I've never seen them live and had heard and read they aren't all that and a bag of chips on stage.  Not true...MGMT put on a great show.  The f ans were almost out of their minds with excitement before they came out.  The pyschedelic visuals and their solid sound pushed the crowd over the edge into insanity.  Even one of the security guys leaned in and said "Damn, that's pretty cool." when the opening display of 3 di mensional laser like likes appeared to be coming right at us from the back of the stage.  Some Facebook comments from fans after the show expressed disappointment that they didn't play "kids."  I snapped a photo of their set list and posted it below so you can see what they did perform.  If you didn't make it to the Showbox tonight MGMT will be back in Seattle in a few months for Bumbershoot.  Who knows...maybe they'll play Kids then.

-Mat Hayward

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